Within the next few days, Congress will vote on a incredibly bloated $636 billion military spending bill, which includes $128 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At this time of economic and ecological crisis, the U.S. government wants more money than ever for indefinite war and occupation.
A recent poll showed that a majority of Americans believe the war in Afghanistan is “not worth fighting.”1
However, President Obama is sending at least 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, on top of the 21,000 he already sent earlier in 2009.
Make no mistake: our troops won't come home until we convince our Members of Congress to cut off funding for the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Let them know where you stand today.
1. Jennifer Agiesta and Jon Cohen, “Public Opinion in US Turns Against the War.” 8/20/09, Washington Post.